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Old 06-07-2007, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This is my another nano. Dimensions are 17x8x11cm (1.5l), lightning - 15W 6500K screw in bulb


Laterite on bottom...


Then garden soil...


Sand...


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Java moss attached on rounded stones with hair net...


Planting Hemianthus micranthemoides...


And that's it
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Stunning. Really good. Good photography too.

Do you use any ferts?
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Quite impressive!
How long has the tank been running? Have you tested water parameters(ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates). I only ask as the use of garden soil in substrate is hotly debated and "some" people who have used garden soil have found being caught in an endless cycle of ammonia/nitrite spikes that did not seem to go away with time, others have experienced major algae blooms. If this works for you great! Thanks for sharing and keep us updated.

By the way, you stated that you are using the 15 Watt 6500 compact fluorescent screw in bulbs. What brand are you using? I am using GE daylight 15 Watt 6500 compact fluorescent screw in bulbs. I have some thread algae in my 2.5 gallon and after eliminating all possible causes and using measures to eliminate it, it still persists. The only thing that I can now think of that may be contributing to the problem is the use of the GE daylight 15 watt 6500K lightbulb. It looks like you are using a can modified to act as a reflector and accomodate the socket for the screw in light bulb. What a clever idea!!

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amazing what could be achieved with garden soil. no CO2? and great choice of plants. props to you.
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I'm impressed with your efforts- the aquascape is quite simple, but elegant. Please, fill us in as to the information about this aquarium (lighting period, intensity, water stats, et al.) Thanks for posting.
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Thanks for comments.
Scape is 3 months old.
Ferts; Nutrafin plant gro and easycarbo (product similar to excel) 1 drop daily.
I dont know water parameters. It's inportant to do daily wc in first 2-3 weeks to prevent algae blooms.
Homer, it's some chinese brand. I dont think that is bulb responsible for thread algae bloom. Yes it's coffee can modified to reflector.
I just redid this scape, HM growing to fast. New scape will be with moss only (few species).
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OMG i like how you make your tank!

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coffee can modified to reflector.
???? wow thats genius! and using a some nameless brand bulb to grow such beauty unlike some of us that uses high cost reflectors, lets not talk about MH and other things now... I ve got to give props to you. not forgetting that you started with just garden soil, not some kick-a## expensive mother of substrates. I am so going to do the same and see how mine will turn out. Thanks for the inspiration!
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